Greet the day with an urban edge in this unisex hat written for Arbor. Striated with contrasting scales of ribbing that march toward the crown, Hatch is accessible to bold beginners while also offering more experienced knitters an engaging rhythm. Whether knit to classic beanie length or worked with a longer brim and worn folded back watchcap style, Hatch’s motifs open up beautifully when stretched snugly over one’s head.
Both versions comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24” / 51—61 cm
Circumference: 18½“ / 47 cm unstretched, for both versions
Length: 8¼ (10¼)” / 21 (26) cm
Please note: Measurements are taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
175 (225) total yards of DK weight wool yarn
2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in colors Potion and Porter
31 stitches x 35 rows = 4″ in 1x1 ribbing with gauge needle
Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing.
One 16” circular and one set of double-pointed needles* in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
A 32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
Adventurous Beginner: Skills required include knitting in the round and decreasing.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Rib Cabled Cast On
Instructions for textured stitch patterns and crown shaping are provided in both charted and written form.